Look on eBay. There's a 20 percent sale on literally everything. Penn mariner boat rods are cheap and light tackle, alot of fun. Also an ugly stik striper rod is a good cheap choice too. You can get those right now for 35 bucks.
Yeah that's a good reel! Just be careful and test the drag before fishing it. My friends completely locked up, gears stripped, whatever happened but the reel failed/ broke. He got a warranty replacement and it worked perfectly fine, manufacture malfunction I guess.. But it's one of the lowest priced baitfeeder models along with the fierce 2 which is sweet. Good luck this year.